Design Dialogues & WB Honours

Bengaluru: Gnosis Services Pvt Ltd held the Sixth edition of Design & Dialogues and WB Honours at JW Marriott – Bangalore

Ms. Sheital Shetty – Founder and editor of Design Dialogues and Washrooms & Beyond  welcomed all the guests . The session started with Benjamin Beller of Bao Architects, Beijing talking about Luxury Washrooms and Technology in Washrooms. He was joined by Lipika Sud of Lipika Sud Interiors,  Ponni Concessao – Principal Architect – OCI Architects,  Smitha Zachariah of SZ Designs and Behzad Kharas – BNK Realty Limited.

This was followed by a session on Joys and Perils of Open Kitchen – moderated by Leena Kumar – Chairperson – The Indian Institute of Archtiects – panellists were Kanan Modi – Principal Architect, ELPLUSD, Kalpak Bhandrai – Principal Architect, Veekas Studio, Sunitha Kondur, Director – Hundred Hands and Dinesh Verma.

Materials & Designs in Washroom – was moderated by Milind Nulkar – panellists for which were Kayur Patel – Founder and Creative Director – SCG for Glass Fusion, Nitin Saolapurkar – President I I I D, Dr Sujit Kumar, and Shyamala prabhu.

Waste Water Reuse was moderated by S. Vishwanath – Director – Biome Environmental Solutions Pvt Ltd, Panellist for which were Anil Sharma, Principal Architect, ASA Architectural Consultancy  Amol Prabhu, Co-founder, Shashi Prabhu &

Associates, Oscar Concessao, Principal Architect, OCI Architects, Nejeeb Khan, Managing Director, AIA & RIBA

Challenge in Public Washroom Designs was moderated by Gayathri Shetty, Principal Architect, Gayathri & Namith Associates, panellists were Sharukh Mistry, Principal Architect, Mistry Architects and Kavita Sastry, Architect, Interiors and Landscape Design Services.

Dr Chandrashekar Hariharan, Chairperson, Biodiversity Conservation India

Kiran Venkatesh, Co-founder, InFORM Architects and Sandeep Jadhav, Founder, Architecture Paradigm

Designers Wishlist  was moderated by  Sheital Shetty, Editor/Publisher,  Washroooms & Beyond and Kitchen Ideas for which panellists were  Kumar Ravindra, Principal Architect, PRAGRUP – Pratap Jadhav, President, I I I D S. Gopakumar, Managing Partner, Kumar Group Total Designers Vivin Agarwal, Chief Mentor, BIO Design Farm.

Evening lit up with WB Honours where the following people were honoured in their respective fields –

Ø  Pune Municipal Corporation – Development of Model Public Washrooms by State Government Body

Ø  Agasti – Mumbai – Innovation in Public Washroom design – restroom for women.


Ø  Atmantan Wellness Resort – Light Design in Spa

Ø  Mr BSA Narayan – Special Contribution to Plumbing Design & development.

Ø  JW Marriott – Chandigarh – Technology Driven Washrooms

Ø  Dharampura Haveli, Delhi – Washroom restoration in Heritage Building

Ø  Architect Sarukh Mistry – WB Lifetime Achievement Honour

About Gnosis Services Pvt Ltd

Gnosis Services Pvt Ltd, is an independent company, registered and headquartered at Mumbai, India. Gnosis Services has unmatched expertise and experience in media and marketing, catering to niche business . The company focuses primarily on trade publications and events related to the same.

The first publication of the company, ‘Washrooms and Beyond , is published quarterly and goes out to architects, designers, builders, hospitality professionals and others from the washrooms industry.

The magazine presents well researched stories on the industry’s verticals, backed by expert inputs from professionals who shape the industry- not only from India but abroad as well. It has a holistic focus on news, trends and analysis relevant to this industry. The team at WB is dedicated to do its bit to develop and record the growth of the washroom business as it evolves further.

The team at WB is led by Sheital Shetty, Editor/Publisher who has a vast experience in media, marketing and has a rich background in evolving new paradigms in niche publishing.

Anurag Yadav, Consulting Editor, has an experience of a decade and a half in creating and editing diverse publications ranging from tourism and travel business, aviation and lifestyle.

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